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  • Jessica lowered her gaze, glanced at the people seated nearest her—there was the round-faced water-shipper and his woman, the pale and austere Guild Bank representative (he seemed a whistle-faced scarecrow with his eyes fixed on Leto), the rugged and scar-faced Tuck, his blue-within-blue eyes downcast.

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  • He took a vow of silence and leads an austere life at the monastery.
  • While most kids are partying at college, she practiced austerity during her college years.

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